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Ohio University Press announces 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner

Idris Anderson of San Carlos, California, has been named the winner of the 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for her manuscript "Doubtful Sound."

American poet and guest judge Sherod Santos, who selected "Doubtful Sound," describes Anderson’s work as, “heartfelt moments…an excellent addition to an already excellent series.” Anderson has published poems in several journals including the,"Hudson Review, The Nation, and The Paris Review."

2017 prize recipient Michael Shewmaker’s "Penumbra" is currently available and explores beliefs beyond mortality.

Named for the distinguished poet who taught for many years at Ohio University and made Athens, Ohio, the subject of many of his poems, this Hollis Summers Poetry Prize invites writers to submit unpublished collections of original poems.

Past winners include Michelle Y. Burke, Shane Seely, and Alison Powell. Vist for more information.